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Hi, I`m a midwife dealing with pregnancy, childbirth and newborns. It`s best to direct your sleep related questions to Maree, or see your Early Ch...

Answered: 15 Jun 2009
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Hi Melanie, This feeling is from the increased fluid that is circulating in your system during pregnancy. You need to try to elevate your limbs wh...

Answered: 15 Jun 2009
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Hi, Your labour more than likely will not begin until around 40 weeks. It is not unusual to have the baby sitting low. Try not to worry too much y...

Answered: 08 Jun 2009
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Hi Hayley, Cramps are very common in early pregnancy. If they are not associated with bleeding and are not severe and continual then everything sh...

Answered: 08 Jun 2009
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Hi Amanda, Things like this can be a bit different after birth and it does take some months to sort itself out. However, if you feel tha tit is mo...

Answered: 08 Jun 2009
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Hi, You will be much more aware of labour next time around. Try not to worry too much there is usually lots of time to plan these things and every...

Answered: 08 Jun 2009
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Hi, It is not unusual to have a couple of due dates. Remember it is an EDC (estimated date of confinement) and babies are born at term from 38 wee...

Answered: 08 Jun 2009
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Hi, You have an increased chance of developing problems this time too, however, your symptoms may not be as severe as the first time. You may not ...

Answered: 08 Jun 2009
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Hi, It is always best to find out you are experiencing problems with your pregnancy as soon as possible. However, you will have a scan to check th...

Answered: 08 Jun 2009
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Hi, You may also want to look at some alternative positions or to walk more during the labour so that the pushing sensation is reduced. Warm baths...

Answered: 08 Jun 2009
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Hi, The descent of the baby’s head is measured in 5the s so if the head is 3/5 above the brim, 2/5 is into the brim of the pelvis. When the ...

Answered: 08 Jun 2009
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Hi, I’m sorry that things are so tough for you and your little boy. I’m sorry too that your doctor doesn’t seem to understand or...

Answered: 08 Jun 2009
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Hi Kate, These are all really big decisions and they really have to be decided between you and your partner. There are for and against sides to al...

Answered: 01 Jun 2009
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Hi, Braxton Hicks are a good sign of a healthy pregnancy. If they do become painful it is advisable to have a check up. Where only a 60% chance of...

Answered: 01 Jun 2009
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Sarah...
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Hi, I`m a midwife dealing with pregnancy, childbirth and newborns. It`s best to direct your sleep related questions to Maree, or see your Early Ch...

Answered: 01 Jun 2009
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Hi, It is not recommended to have an planned caesarean before at least 38 weeks because of the risk of complications. Try not to worry too much if...

Answered: 01 Jun 2009
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Hi Neelima, It is advisable to visit your GP for a check up to check if there are no long term problems with the wound or the area. If everything ...

Answered: 01 Jun 2009
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Hi Huzna, The presence of this antibody is quite common and it does not usually cause any problems during pregnancy. You may have the levels check...

Answered: 01 Jun 2009
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Hi Cat, You will need to contact your local hospital to notify them of your symptoms and some hospitals require you to have a check up if you thin...

Answered: 01 Jun 2009
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Hi Kelly, Not too bad, though I have caught a flu from my 3 year old, ugh! But thank you for asking. There is a lot of information now to supp...

Answered: 01 Jun 2009
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Hi There, I really do understand I have a fussy foodie who is six, but I have to say the battles have dropped off, thank goodness. One option wo...

Answered: 01 Jun 2009
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Hi, Yes it can be a bit different during pregnancy usually from the changes in your hormone levels. If the sensation continues you may need ot hav...

Answered: 22 May 2009
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Hi, Congratulations! One cup of tea per day is fine but if you do want to cut out all caffeine you need to have decaf. Runny eggs are fine. Here i...

Answered: 22 May 2009
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Hi, It really is far too early to work out if it is anything long term. If you are getting strong pain in that area when the swelling increases it...

Answered: 22 May 2009
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Hi, This is nothing to worry about. It is normal to lose a little weight early in pregnancy and not to gain too much in the first 20 weeks and the...

Answered: 22 May 2009
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Hi, You may be more aware of these with a subsequent pregnancy. These are very normal and signs of a healthy pregnancy. You also tend to niggle mo...

Answered: 22 May 2009
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Hi Helen, It is common to get a bleed around 3 weeks as the scar heals and the scab lifts off the wound. If the bleeding settles and is not smelly...

Answered: 22 May 2009
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Hi, This sounds as if your body is getting ready to go into labour. Try not to be too concerned. Get plenty of rest and eat well. You could also t...

Answered: 22 May 2009
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Hi, It is very common to feel stretching and some cramping in early pregnancy as the ligaments stretch. If there is no bleeding and it is not seve...

Answered: 22 May 2009
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Hi, Usually the medication is really the only thing that will actually stop the itching. Otherwise you can try pinetarsol products that can ease t...

Answered: 22 May 2009